Santa, ehhh sorry, the postman just brought in a new toy here.
It is a radio, but not HAM-radio, sorry.
It is time to retire my soon to be 30-year-old Sony FM stereo receiver.
The successor is going to be this Yamaha Network/FM/DAB+ receiver, which has all kind of bells and whistles. (Just barely tested it, but it sounds very good)
Yamaha R-N803D Network Receiver
After serving me for many years, my good old keyer, microham mkII stopped keying last night.
Of course this happens at the least convenient time, during a contest.
I got an idea of where the fault lies, but if any of you guys has a schematic if the MKII lying around, I would VY much like a copy.
73 de LA6TPA
Failed Microham MKII
Ready to participate in the ARRL EME contest this weekend. I just hope the local noise levels settles a bit. If not, I am only going to hear the big guns.
Screen shot of working conditions.
Everything is tested and ready for the #CQWWRTTY 2017 #hamr #hamradio #contest
Good luck & I will see you on the bands.
Everything is tested and ready for CQ WW RTTY 2017
Some of this mornings EME QSO’s
Here I am cleaning up in my father’s workshop. It is the year of 1979 I believe.
What a mess!
As shown in my previous post, my new 144MHz antenna setup works much better than before.
It has been a very busy morning, whit lot of QSO’s. Even worked a single yagi station, only worked 4 and up yagi stations before.
Some of my QSO’s this morning
My 144MHz array is finally of the ground and up where it belongs again.
Here are some pix of the setup.
2 X DK7ZB Optimised EF0212B-50-V in place
Masthead preamp arrangement
Masthead preamp and simple power divider matching
Masthead preamp in place
Battling with some old config files after an upgrade here.
That’s why this silly warning images appear all over
…………..working on it.
Should be OK by now.
Now I am going a bit of topic again, but what is the best aircraft sound, or noise if you will?
If you ask me; nr#2 – UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter where the crew is playing the Rolling Stones, loooooooadly.
nr#1; Any aircraft, caring one or more of the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin engines; spitfire, hurricane, battle, Lancaster, etc. but the best of them all (in my mind) a P-51 Mustang fitted with the RR merlin